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Dec. 5th, 2006 01:58 am
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Title / Prompt: Dec. 2006 - You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. --Uncle Remus
Character: Jack Harkness
Warnings: mention of violence; HUGE spoilers for TW 1x08
Pairings: n/a
Your character's fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood
Word count: 254 per MS Word
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: I don't own the characters or the situation. If I did, he'd have come in much earlier...
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Gwen told him that Susie said there was nothing. Nothing at all after death except darkness. She wanted to believe that maybe that was because Susie was a murderer who took her own life -- at least a ticket into some dark place, if not hell itself. And maybe she was right.

But that didn't exactly comfort him much, considering the things he had done. He was no better than she. In some ways he was worse. She had murdered because at first she believed she could learn something from it -- yes, she'd been a little crazy and under the influence of the glove by then, but there was still that belief that something good could come of it.

He had tortured and murdered for no better reason than he had been told to. And "I was under orders" was not a valid excuse for that. Ever.

And so, when Susie told him there was something in the darkness, coming for him, he really wasn't all that surprised. It probably knew his name and the names of every single one of his victims -- even the ones he didn't know the names of...

Forewarned is forearmed. Something he'd been living by every day since his escape from the Gamestation. And now he knew that he didn't know anywhere near enough. He had to find out more.

And in that tiny fragment of time as his finger tightened on the trigger, he wondered if Susie had lied, just because she knew he'd try this...


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